Did you yank the blue tab?


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  1. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Did you pull the blue tab to remove the clear protective backing between phone and keyboard?

    My D1 didn't have the tab, I did pull the backing off, and always regretted it as it felt smoother/firmer with it on.

    What did you guys do - remove or not, and any regrets if you removed it?
     

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  2. Dragoro

    Dragoro Well-Known Member

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    Soon as I got it out of the box. No regrets. Cant believe people make a big deal about that stuff.
     
  3. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Are you kidding me!? This is HUGE...obsessive/compulsive message boards around the world are lighting up w/posts on this issue.

    Sheesh...

    ;)
     
  4. Joe_Evaristo

    Joe_Evaristo Well-Known Member

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    Until reading your post, I hadn't even noticed it. O_O I think I'm going to leave it.
     
  5. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

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    Mine was gone as soon as I got it. Though I'm pretty sure my case made my slider loose.
     
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    pool_shark Well-Known Member

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    I didn't even notice it right away. I was on my way to my girlfriend's house the Droid was sitting in the cup holder.
    I looked down, saw and said WTF is that, then yanked it out.
     
  7. mudads

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    I took mine out too. I heard too many horror stories about people that had the Droid 1 and never took it off. Over time it ended up binding up the slide mechanism and then it was too late. Couldn't get it all out. Take it off now before it gets stuck in there!
     
  8. Motormech

    Motormech Well-Known Member

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    Took it off as soon as I walked out of the store. Thought it was nice of Motorola to include the tab. They didn't on my D1 hence the question should I or shouldn't I posts in the D1 area.
     
  9. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Mine's still on...the blue tab bugs me, but didn't like how my D1 slide felt when I pulled it from my D1 so I'm still on the fence about it. :)

    May just cut off the blue tab and let it roll..love how it slides right now.
     
  10. BabyRN

    BabyRN Well-Known Member

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    Those are my thoughts exactly! After receiving 3 refurb D1's this week with keyboards that slid out when you tilted the phone sideways (finally complained enough and got a new D2) I am leaving it in place so the keyboard stays nice and tight. :)
     
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    I saw it pretty quickly and removed it. Really it doesn't make it smoother.
     
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    kfarny New Member

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    Excellent!
    I have been wondering about this. (until now)
    I noticed that the plastic was starting to wear a little. Nothing serious, but you can tell it was eventually going to wear through. It would suck to have it all bound up in there, soooooo of it comes.
     
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    gudentite

    A german word describing how I like my D2's slide out like I like my women....

    and just like with my women, I use protection
     
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    clos1084 Well-Known Member

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    I left my D1 back on until it started to get bubbles after use then ripped it off. With the D2, I ripped that sucker off as soon as I got it
     
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    The plastic is there to protect the "mirror" so you can take photos of yourself....
     
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    VZW Employee ripped off all the plastic coverings as she activated it and got it running for me, so I didn't even have a choice.
     
  17. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's just wrong...where are we, North Korea!?!

    ;)
     
  18. sghere

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    I actually called VZW to ask what it was...they said it was a protective coating just for shipping, and to remove it.

    I remember the discussion about removing the "plastic" on the original Droid 1 that needed to stay, but it's changed on the D2.

    Normally...I'm smart enough NOT to ask, but it wasn't real obvious since it's not mentioned anywhere in their docs. lol

    So yes....I actually called Tech Support over this..... /flame ON!! ;)


    S
     
  19. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's so odd...actually seeking factual information rather than sharing your own unfounded assumptions and rumors as if they were facts!?

    This is the interweb, not some group of reasonable, intelligent people. Sheesh...what a weirdo.


    ;)
     
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    I carefully used an exacto knife and cut the blue tab and related loose plastic off while leaving the rest of the film intact.
     
  21. Dragoro

    Dragoro Well-Known Member

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    Seriously?
     
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  22. Cyborg-T3k

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    Yep and when it starts to wear then I will remove the rest... I consider it to be a somewhat small, yet piece of wear and tear protection from marks of usage. I also have a hardened case and screen protector as I plan on keeping it for a fall back device if my next device fails. I like to keep all of my devices (phone or any of my 8 pc's) like they were almost new. I know its called OCD but so are the cans in the cabinet.. LOL Somewhat ridiculous but WTH
     
  23. goon55

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    huh???
     
  24. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sounds like he was taking too much "painkiller." ;)
     
  25. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

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    Not yet, but planning on it. ;)
     

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